Las Vegas

Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas

Las Vegas, USA
Full Day Colorado River Hot Springs Tour
  • 7 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Colorado River by kayak on a full-day tour from Las Vegas. Hop in your kayaks at the Hoover Dam and travel 12 miles (19km) down the river, stopping at hot springs, Emerald Cave, and beaches where you can swim or sunbathe. Your guide keeps an eye out for bald eagles, falcons, big horn sheep, and other wildlife. Choose from three morning launch times on a tour that includes use of equipment, picnic lunch, snacks, guide, and round-trip transport from hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Full-day Colorado River kayak tour starting at Hoover Dam, from Las Vegas
  • Kayak from Hoover Dam down the Colorado River
  • Soak in hot springs and check out Emerald Cave during stops along the river
  • Swim or sunbathe at beaches on the river
  • Hear about the region's ecology and native animals like bald eagles, big horn sheep, and falcons
  • Includes use of kayak equipment, picnic lunch, snacks, guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off from the Las Vegas Strip

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if minimum number of 4 guests requesting shuttle pick up is met)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 styles of life jackets
  • Entrance fees (this tour requires permits through local authority through the Bureau of Reclamation)
  • We have a wide range of top brand kayaks for any body type or experience level. We offer single kayaks and tandem two person kayaks to choose from.
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino
    18000 US-93, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

    If you do not require pickup you can meet at the starting location which is the Hoover Dam Lodge location west parking lot 30 min prior to each launch time. Address: Hoover Dam Lodge 18000 US-93 Boulder City Nv, 89005

Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Colorado River

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8
  • Service animals allowed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Outdoor casual attire recommended
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Lactose-free and Gluten-free options available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please be advised we pick up from Las Vegas about 90 mins before the Launch permit time
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How early before the Departure time will I be picked up for the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:Pickup from Las Vegas Strip Hotels begins approximately 90 minutes prior to the tour start time. You will be contacted prior to your departure date to confirm your exact pickup time.

Mar 2021

Q:Do I need kayak experience to enjoy the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:No - beginners are welcome, however, you must be in at least a moderate physical condition to complete the tour.

Mar 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:This is not a float trip. You will paddle 12 miles from start to finish. Also, there can be headwinds from the south that can slow you and make paddling more difficult. Our friendly & experienced guides will assist you every stroke of the way!

Mar 2021

Q:How far do we kayak during the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:Over the course of approximately 7.5-8 hours, we will cover a distance of 12 miles (19.3 km.)

Mar 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:We recommend packing light, but make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, quick-dry clothing, appropriate shoes (no flip-flops), any medication you require, and a waterproof bag if you bring any electronics with you (Ziplock bags work well.)

Mar 2021

Q:What should I wear on the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:Dress in light, quick-drying warm layers. Water shoes or sneakers are best. NO FLIP-FLOPS. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and long shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a large hat. You may also want to wear your bathing suit under your regular clothes.

Mar 2021

Q:Do I need to bring food or water with me on the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:No - We provide bottled water, fruit, and snacks for your convenience.

Mar 2021

Q:What happens if there is bad weather on the date of my Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:If the weather conditions are not conducive to a safe and enjoyable kayak tour, we may cancel your reservation. If this happens, you may either reschedule or receive a full refund.

Mar 2021

Q:Are the guides knowledgeable on the Colorado River Full Day Kayak Tour from Las Vegas?

A:Yes! Our experienced guides have wilderness first aid and CPR certifications. They also have extensive knowledge of the history of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Lower Colorado River, geology, wildlife, and plants.

Mar 2021

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35 reviews
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Susan_B, Nov 2021
I love stopping off at all of the hot springs and soaking. Visually beautiful and physically challenging. Our guides were wonderful.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
We appreciate you coming out to enjoy nature's hot tubs with River Dogz :)
Daniella_P, Jun 2020
I'm looking forward to another trip down the Colorado river . We had so much fun. I did fall but i was okay.
Wonderful day out
splodge, Jan 2020
amazing day out with River Dogz - would definitely recommend. Matt called the day before to advise us on what to bring and expect. He also picked us up from our airbnb with some excellent donuts and provided a very delicious lunch. We couldn't have wished for better guides than Brett and Michelle who really made our trip entertaining and interesting. They are a very customer focused outfit and we would love to kayak with them again.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
So glad you spend the day with us and had a blast! The full day tour is always my favorite. Give us a call when you come back we have kayaking on lake mead and also fun hikes! Thanks for the amazing review!

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